Events at the Athenry Heritage Centre
Cruinniu na Casca
Cruinniú na Cásca is a day-long national celebration of culture and creativity which will take place around the country on Easter Monday.
Experience the Magic of Creativity!
Come to the Medieval Town of Athenry on Easter Monday for a free Creativity and Cultural Day embracing and celebrating all things cultural through the rich variety of Arts & Creativity Workshops, music, song and dance, locally produced film screenings and podcasts, storytelling, Irish Cómhra, and lots, lots more.
Participate in creative fun, have a go at archery, juggling, beating a drum, listen to the sound of samba, get involved in arts and crafts activities, see our traditional crafts people at work.
This free event is taking place within our cultural and civic spaces; Athenry Heritage Centre and Athenry Castle and working in collaboration with the local community for the use of the Athenry 1916 Community Garden, Athenry Community Park, and Athenry Community Hall.
Organised by Galway County Council in co-operation with Athenry Community Council, Athenry Tidy Towns, Athenry Heritage Centre, Athenry Castle/OPW, Athenry Historical Network, and Galway & Athenry Film Clubs.
This free community event on culture, creativity and craic event runs from 1pm to 4pm on Easter Monday.
Criunniú na Cásca is an initiative of the Clár Éire Ildánach / Creative Ireland Programme 2017-2022
Christmas Winter Wonderland 2016
Celebrate Christmas in the Athenry Winter Wonderland.
December 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th
Enjoy a magical time in the Athenry Heritage Centre’s Winter Wonderland, a place that sparkles with the joys of Christmas. Unwrap a world of treats and delights with festive fun activities for all the family to enjoy.
Let your children experience a range of craft activities which are suitable for all ages. Discover traditional Victorian crafts or make a festive royal treasure as a gift for your family and friends. Our popular baking activity returns with new things to make and plant your spring bulbs with our garden elf.
These are the many wonderful activities children can enjoy whilst waiting to meet Santa and Mrs. Clause. All the boys and girls receive a gift from the man in red.
Parents of young babies and toddlers can also enjoy their Santa experience with morning opening times just for you. New parents can enjoy their first Christmas in a world of toys and festive cheer plus a present from Santa too.
The centre opens from 10:30am to 12:30pm for its Babies and Toddlers Santa Experience and then from 12:30pm to 5:30pm for the over two's and everyone else who believes in the magic of Christmas.
No booking is required for this event however we always recommend arriving early for this popular Christmas attraction.
Admission to the centre's Christmas Winter Wonderland:
€15 per child and €3 per adult.
Babies & Toddlers €10 per child and €3 per adult.
Contact 091 844661 for details or group bookings.
1916 State Ceremonial Event